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A green light for the EU’s Blue Card directive: The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed the move to attract highly-qualified immigrants to
The Swiss National Bank has made a surprise one percent cut in interest rates. The cut was the third within a month and the Swiss Central Bank said
Share prices continued to take a battering on Thursday. Europe’s major stock markets indexes all closed down at least three percent – their lowest in
As the Los Angeles Car Show opened, members of the US Senate reached agreement on a bipartisan aid deal for the “Big Three” American manufacturers
Oil prices in New York and London have dipped below $50 a barrel for the first time since May 2005. The cost of crude is slipping as financial
The worldwide job loss total continues to mount. Europe’s second-biggest carmaker Peugeot-Citroen said falling sales mean it will layoff 3,550
Two million digitized books and other cultural treasures are now accessible online in the new multilingual European Union virtual library
The melting of the Arctic has brought a call from the European Union to coordinate internationally on the use and preservation of newly accessible
French socialists are voting for a new party leader, bringing a much drawn-out process to a close.
Segolene Royal is leading going into this final
Tens of thousands of people across France have been demonstrating against education reform plans. More than half of all teachers followed the call
The United Nations is to send almost 3,100 extra peacekeepers to the Democratic Republic of Congo, following a unanimous decision by the UN Security
Europe’s large farmers have reaped a poor harvest from an agriculture re-vamp agreed by EU ministers in overnight talks on Wednesday. Subsidies from
How best to hunt pirates in the seas off Somalia is a question that’s got officials from the four corners of the earth scratching their heads. 15
The Palestinian president has taken an unprecedented step in the search for Middle-East peace.
Mahmoud Abbas has taken out full-page adverts in
Organised to mark the French presidency of the EU, the European City of Science took place this week in Paris, at the very top of the Grand Palais.
The first film school in Morocco – and one of the first in Africa – opened in Marrakech three years ago, offering graduates the chance to study all
Blur frontman Damon Albarn’s Chinese extravaganza Monkey: Journey To The West has just opened in Greenwich in London. A spectacular mixture of Peking
Free market orphans some call them: Their parents leave eastern European homes to earn a living in richer EU countries.
The protracted process of choosing a leader for the main French opposition party is coming to a head as members prepare to vote. Segolene Royal
The pirates holding the Sirius Star say the supertanker’s Saudi owners have 10 days to pay a 20 million euro ransom. That is a quarter of the
A group of Jewish settlers have graffitied messages insulting the prophet Mohammed on a mosque in the West Bank. Recently around 150 settlers were
Agriculture ministers have agreed on the biggest re-vamp of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy for five years, which will see subsidies for large
US stocks have plummeted to their lowest in five and a half years. News that politicians were struggling to reach a compromise over a crucial bailout
A senior Rwandan presidential aide has been placed on remand by a French court investigating her over the killing of a former President. Rose Kabuye
US President-elect Barack Obama continues to assemble his White House team with reports stating he has appointed senior Democrat Tom Daschle as his
US experts say an Al-Qaeda message condemning new President-elect Barack Obama is a sign the terror network is in panic.